Join us and help support stroke survivors and their family by running the famous Simplyhealth Great North Run in September 2019.

Since 1981 the world's greatest half marathon (13.1 miles) has welcomed over one million people across the finish line in South Shields and we're looking forward to seeing you joining #TeamStroke and crossing the world famous finish line too.

The course

Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne, the 13.1 mile route takes runners through the city centre towards the River Tyne where thousands of people will cross over the iconic Tyne Bridge, where if you're lucky, you might get a glimpse of the Red Arrows passing overhead. From there runners will travel through Gateshead while being entertained by our Bands on the Run.

The route, lined by thousands of supporters, leads runners to South Shields where at the top of Prince Edward Road the view of the sea is one of the most welcoming sights along the whole course. From that point there is just over a mile to go and the crowds get louder as runners make their way down the final straight towards the finish line. At the finish line runners will be greeted with congratulations, a free masseuse and plenty of tea.

Charity place

Charity places for Great North Run are now closed. However, if you want to be the first to know when spaces are available in the 2020 Simplyhealth Great North Run, please email us at and we’ll make sure to let you know.

Own place

Entries for the 2019 Simplyhealth Great North Run have now closed. If you were successful, we would love you to use your place to run with #TeamStroke. There is no registration fee or minimum fundraising pledge, but everything you do raise will help fund our vital work. You will recieve exactly the same supporta as those with a charity place. 

To join #TeamStroke with your own place, select the 'Own place' option at the bottom of the page and continue through to checkout.

Support we offer

Our fundraising team is here to support and give you advice on fundraising ideas to help boost your target. Once registered you’ll receive information from us, giving you everything you need leading up to the event.

What happens next

After registering with #TeamStroke you will receive an email from WorldPay confirming your payment and an email from us confirming you have a space with #TeamStroke in the 2019 Great North Run.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please contact our events team on 0300 330 0740 or

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